Queen Anne Barge - Syren Ship Model - 1:24

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Marteen, I used Vallejo Model air color and Winsor&Newton Galeria Acrylic.
It's a little complicate but as I started with this recipe, I follow it at each step of painting :
(From right to left on the picture)
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Two coats of Vallejo Surface Primer (mix of 70 605 German Red Brown and 70 624 Pure red) ratio 50/50 - applied using an airbrush
One coat of Vallero Model Air 71.084 Fire Red mixed with Game ink 72 086 (ratio 50/50) - applied using an airbrush
Then three coats of Windsor&Newton Crimson with a little part of Burnt Umber - brushed, very diluted
and at the end three or four coats of Vallejo 71.084 Fire Red mixed with 71.003 Red (ratio 50/50) - applied using an airbrush
I think it's the Fire Red that gives the slightly darker color...
 

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Marteen, I used Vallejo Model air color and Winsor&Newton Galeria Acrylic.
It's a little complicate but as I started with this recipe, I follow it at each step of painting :
(From right to left on the picture)
Paints_1.thumb.jpg.b14ce82db22defe43ed17205e725cff8.jpg

Two coats of Vallejo Surface Primer (mix of 70 605 German Red Brown and 70 624 Pure red) ratio 50/50 - applied using an airbrush
One coat of Vallero Model Air 71.084 Fire Red mixed with Game ink 72 086 (ratio 50/50) - applied using an airbrush
Then three coats of Windsor&Newton Crimson with a little part of Burnt Umber - brushed, very diluted
and at the end three or four coats of Vallejo 71.084 Fire Red mixed with 71.003 Red (ratio 50/50) - applied using an airbrush
I think it's the Fire Red that gives the slightly darker color...
Thx, The result is definatey worth the effort.
 
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Thanks to all who follow the progress of my build.
I was able to advance on the laying of the boxwood panels. For the 20 small side panels, no particular problem, they position themselves on top of the thwarts.
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At the stern, I photocopied the plan and cut out the useful parts to precisely determine the position of the panels.
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A piece of wood of the right height quickly shaped will help to install the panels.
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Time to add the friezes.
 
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Thanks to all who follow the progress of my build.
I finished laying the paper friezes .
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I just built quickly some jigs using the inner shape of the panels. A small hole, a toothpick, a little sanding stroke once the assembly done and we have a help to cut the rounded shapes of the friezes and to ensure they are well in place once glued.

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The iron strap was glued. It is composed of three parts. The seams between each length was filled with some modelling epoxy.
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The whole is sanded with fine-grit sandpaper and receives some touching up of paint. The bolts have been simulated.
I still have to apply some rust brown weathering powder to the strip.

The resin castings are in place.
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I will start now to carve the Queen Anne cypher.
Happy New Year everyone !
 
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Finally back !
The Queen Anne cypher was glued on a scrap piece of 1/8" thick cherry. I used some Uhu stick's glue. When everything is dry and strong, I started by removing the residue of laser chart and rounding the edges using a sharp #11 blade. I referenced the drawing found in the appendix of the instruction manual. The arrows added on the drawing are very useful to know the right direction of cutting.
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Finally, I made a light sanding with a small piece of sandpaper. I have to hope that the separation with the backing piece goes well...
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The carving of the next 6 pieces will probably be more complex but I will mark beforehand with a pencil the stop cuts on the drawings and on the carving blanks.
 
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Thank you to all the 'Likes'.
The Queen Anne cypher was separated from his backing piece (one night in the alcohol bath) and glued.
I worked on the rudder. I followed the instructions strictly. Ah ! this manual ! What a pleasure !

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I also added micro bolts of 0.4 mm.
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The tiller was simply carved from a 1/16" x 1/16" cherry strip using a sharp #11 xacto blade.
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After painting, the two pieces was glued.
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Time to work on the two flags... and continuing to carve...
 
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Thank you for the 'Likes'.
Yes, Don, I use the paper friezes (Look at post #69 to see how they were installed) I just use some jigs to put them in place. They are very very small ( 4mm wide) and unfortunately I don't have the talent to paint them at this scale...
 
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Thank you to all the 'Likes' and for your kind words.
The flag staffs are in place waiting on the flags.
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In parallel, I worked on the oars. The problem was to find a solution to repeat the regular shaping of the blades.
I built a little jig for this.
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Just turn the blade halfway in order to have a regular angle on both sides.
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Then the blades are slightly bent
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All the four pieces are finally glued together
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The ten sweeps are ready for the painting phase...
 
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Thank you to all the 'Likes'.
The oars are almost complete .

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I just need to add the thin tape around the tip of the blade.

The Flags have also been added. I think the flag at the bow need more folds...
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I just have to finish the carvings...
 
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